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Carrot Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

December 27, 2016

I wanted the last post of 2016 to be a sweet one, so below please find an easy, healthy recipe for carrot raisin oatmeal cookies.  I made these a few days ago and brought them over to our friends’ house.  They were quickly devoured and got a huge thumbs up.

What I love about these cookies is that they can easily pass for a healthy snack.  The only sugar is 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup for the entire recipe!  The rest of the ingredients are good to go: oatmeal,  ceylon cinnamon, unsweetened applesauce, walnuts and carrots!  

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Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies Get a Makeover

I can’t remember the last time I baked with vegetable oil or white flour or white sugar.  Why? Because the main reason I bake is so that my family has slightly less of a chemical concoction for dessert than the typical store bought items.

You see, we are a dessert family.  Without fail we have dessert every night after dinner. That’s what was done in my home growing up,* and I think it is actually part of my DNA .  I CANNOT go to sleep without eating dessert.

Sometimes it’s Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups. Sometimes it’s ice-cream. Sometimes it’s 16 Handles.  Sometimes it’s Whole Foods Organic Chocolate Chip Cookies or Milanos or Newman-O’s.

Even the ‘healthier’ desserts out there are filled with crap.  Milanos?  Hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed, soy lecithin and vegetable oils.  Newman O’s?  A little better – only soy lecithin.  Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups?  Even better – the soy lecithin is organic – but organic or not, still not good. (Click here to find out why soy lecithin isn’t good.)

So what is my point here?

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